A VINCENNES GREEN-GROUND TWO-HANDLED SMALL CUP AND SAUCER (TASSE À TOILETTE ET SOUCOUPE)

A VINCENNES GREEN-GROUND TWO-HANDLED SMALL CUP AND SAUCER (TASSE À TOILETTE ET SOUCOUPE)

Circa 1755
Interlaced Ls in blue enamel, the cup with incised C S, the saucer with 2
The cup 5.0 cm high, the saucer 9.7 cm diam.

 

A green ground colour is rare in the Vincennes period but pieces bearing date letter ‘A’ for 1754 are known and eight pieces with a green ground are listed in the general stock list as early as 1752 (Eriksen & Bellaigue 1987, p. 50). The painting of the birds in flight are typical of 1754-56.

Condition:
Good, no restoration

 Provenance:
Christie’s, London, 7 June 2011, lot 95

Exhibited:
‘Early French Soft Paste Porcelain’, E&H Manners February 2021, no 40

Price: £4,400